The Scene

(Meditation on John 12:1-11; Luke 7:36-50)

Is this how love acts?
The fragrance meant for you alone,
Is poured out at the foot of the throne.

Is this how much love costs?
Busting open that jar
is so economically bizarre.

Is this how love behaves?
Letting down your hair
is causing everyone to stare.

Is this how love looks?
You forgot the washing bowl
So you use the water from your soul.

Is this when love turns into porn?
My stone heart says with scorn.
“Mary, I realize your brother is out of the tomb.
But, you and Jesus - Get a room!”